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Successful microinsurance starts with having the right mindset

February 27, 2017

While microinsurance appears to be moving into the mainstream, it’s focus on client-centricity make success a trickier proposition.

Women are at the heart of sustainable business

February 20, 2017

February 20, 2017 By Mary Ellen Iskenderian, President and CEO Last year, I was invited to be a part of the Business & Sustainable Development Commission which brings together leaders from business, finance, civil society, labor, and international organizations to develop a private sector response to the challenges presented by the Global Goals.  Specifically, the Commission has the “twin aims…

How Banks and Regulators Can Team Up to Close the Financial Inclusion Gender Gap

February 13, 2017

A bank and regulator share how they were able to partner effectively to bring digital financial services to low-income rural women in Malawi.

Can Leadership Training for Women Clients be the Catalyst for Empowerment?

February 6, 2017

Using Martha Chen’s Empowerment Framework, we evaluated whether our leadership training for low-income women had empowerment effects to their lives.

Siddika rose to the challenge and changed her family’s life: a client success story

January 23, 2017

Meet Siddika, a tailor of bespoke and ready-to-wear clothes in Dhaka City, Bangladesh. Read her story of empowerment through financial inclusion.

How Transformational Women Leaders are Built

January 16, 2017

Leadership & Diversity for Innovation Program alumni share how supportive training helped them become transformational women leaders in their institutions.

Banking Rwanda’s Women: What She Wants From Her Bank

January 9, 2017

How can a world leader in gender equality have trouble closing the gender gap in financial inclusion? What we found in Rwanda.

Looking back at the past ten years of Women’s World Banking

December 31, 2016

Our President and CEO reflects on what has changed and what has stayed the same since she took the helm of Women’s World Banking in 2006.

This Bosnian microentrepreneur is a trendspotter

December 19, 2016

Read the story of Nirvana Ademović, a dough production entrepreneur from Gradačac, Bosnia and client of our network member MI-BOSPO.

One on One with Women’s World Banking’s Human Resources Director

December 12, 2016

We recently welcomed a new director to take charge of talent development and acquisition—meet Tamsin Jones.


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